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and families are desperately trying to get away from a raging wildfire in california. firefighters have been working around the clock but there could be relief today. and israel carries out an air strike in syria. the target, a shipment of missiles bound for let's blah in leb son. a look at our top story now. people forced out of their homes in california are nervously watching a raging wildfire. wind has been whipping up the flames for the past two days now. the fire has threatened as many as 4,000 homes. take a look at this, people running down the street as flames burn right next to them, just feet away. stephanie elam is live in newbury park, california. where do things stand right now. >> reporter: things are looking better than they were yesterday at this point, fredericka. the fire is 30% contained. they say that 28,000 acres have been burned. but that's the same number we heard last night. they're definitely making progress. behind me they're doing
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controlled burning here because they want to make sure that all of this kindle, this dry bush that is just so, so in need of water does not go up in flames by the wildfire. they're burning it so the fuel can go away. other thing you may notice is the way the smoke is blowing. that's also a good development because it is blowing back over into the wilderness and away from the homes. the other side of the mountain already burned as that's closer to the pacific ocean where we were standing yesterday. all in all, things are looking much better today, fred. >> what about those folks that you and i talked about in the last hour who have decided to stay in their homes, any new assurances that they're getting about their properties? >> overall you can tell people feel better today. there's a lot of folks from the neighborhood are coming out as the morning wears on. they're coming out to see what the flames look like, see what's beginning on. there's laughter, not the nervousness we were hearing before. they're feeling more confident that the flames will stay away. the main thing is watching the
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flames and watching that smoke, making sure it's blowing away from these homes and not coming to light up these trees. that's not happening right now. people are calmer and feeling better that their homes will be safe. in all the fires we've been seeing in southern california over these last few days, only one home was lost, in riverside county. this fire here, no homes have been burned down. that's a really good piece of news, fred. >> great track record so far. thanks so much, stephanie elam. five u.s. troops are dead after a roadside bomb exploded in southern afghanistan today. the blast happened in kandahar province. the taliban claimed responsibility for that attack. and now to syria where cnn was the first to report that israeli aircraft bombed a shipment of missiles in syria. pentagon correspondent barbara starr has details now. >> reporter: two u.s. officials tell me that u.s. and western intelligence agencies are reviewing classified data showing that israel conducted an
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air strike into syria. they don't believe that israeli warplanes entered syrian air space but perhaps conducted the strike from across the border in the air space of lebanon. they don't believe israel struck at a syrian chemical weapons site. much more likely israel con ducked a strike against what they have promised to do, strike at any transfer of weapons from the syrian regime to res blhezb sa cross the border. sara sidner obtained a statement saying, quote, we will do whatever is necessary to stop the transfer of weapons from syria to terrorist organizations. we have done it in the past and we will do it if necessary in the future. not quite an acknowledgement from israel, not a denial. intelligence agencies are telling us they believe it did happen. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon.
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>> the israeli attack comes as the obama administration is considering military options against syria. the u.s. is still investigating whether the syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people. the president says he doesn't foresee american boots on the ground in syria. >> as a general rule, i don't rule things out as commander in chief, because circumstances change and you want to make sure that i always have the full power of the united states at our disposal to meet american national security interests. having said that, i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria would not only be good for america but also would be good for syria. >> president obama made those comments while in costa rica. it's the last stop on his central american tour. earlier he visited mexico as well. these are live pictures right
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now from costa rica. the president will deliver remarks and take questions at an economic forum and visit a business school and then he'd be heading back to washington. back in this country, the nra says it's in the middle of a culture war, one that goes beyond the national debate over gun control. it's annual convention in houston is being held under the banner stand and fight. and it comes as the group helps defeat a bill that would have expanded background checks. sarah palin went on the attack accusing the administration of exploiting recent mass shootings to advance its gun control agenda. all right. let's turn now to the controversy surrounding the burial for boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev. so far, no cemeteries are offering a grave site and there are issues with tsarnaev's funeral service. our national correspondent susan
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candiotti joining us live from boston. susan, tell us about those things. >> reporter: thank you. we're joining you now from the boston memorial where a number of people have continued to come here to pay their respebs to the dead and those injured in the bombing. the funeral director in worcester, massachusetts where tamerlan's body now is says that he has contacted at least three cemeteries, the ones in that area that normally would be handling the burial and they have refused to allow tamerlan to be buried there. the funeral director says, a body is a body and he needs to be buried somewhere. some people are saying that tamerlan's remains should be sent back to russia, where he is a citizen, that he should not be buried here. even at imam at the mosque where tamerlan were members, said he
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would not preside over a memorial. >> addressing his concerns over the concerns of the entire commonwealth of massachusetts it just doesn't balance out. we don't touch it to be respectful. >> reporter: fred, even a member of the tsarnaev family is calling for an independent autopsy because they don't trust the results from the medical examiner's office. however, there's no indication that that kind of thing will happen. >> all right. susan, ha about twhat about the evidence that's being collected in his home and residue of bomb-making materials. what more do we know about those items? >> that came up after dzhokhar, according to our sources, said that the bomb was built in the apartment. naturally investigators simply didn't take his word for it.
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the physical evidence that you mention includes, according to our sources, residue found on the kitchen sink, on the kitchen table and in the bathtub. we're still waiting to hear more information on the fingerprint match on the bomb itself, that pressure cooker bomb and other pipe bombs that were made as well. there's a wealth of material they're looking at, including, of course, but not -- they have a number of laptops they're looking at including one that belonged to dzhokhar, who is now charged and is now in prison. fred? >> susan candiotti, thanks so much in boston. the bombings have changed the way we plan for major events nationwide. churchill downs racetrack added 100 more police officers for today's kentucky derby. everything from coolers and backpacks and large purses and laser pointers all banned. the track is asking people to report anything that looks
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suspicious. police and security will use electronic wand as you see there, checking everybody entering that track. on capitol hill, the boston bombings are set to take center stage. coming up, we're talk with two house members who will be asking some of the questions and trying to connect the dots. girl vo: i'm pretty conservative. very logical thinker. (laughs) i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. (screams) i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours.
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next week, congress will hold hearings on the boston
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bombings. lawmakers want to know more about communication between federal investigative agencies. sheila jackson lee is a democratic member of the homeland security committee and represents houston, texas in the house. good to see you. and her colleague, scott perry, sits on the committee as well. he is a pennsylvania republican and joins from us harrisburg. good to see you as well. >> thank you. >> when asked about it, the president defended the fbi's actions in this case. >> we also know that the russian intelligence services had alerted u.s. intelligence about the older brother as well as the mother indicating that they might be sympathizers to extremists. the fbi investigated that older brother. it's not as if the fbi did nothing. >> so congresswoman, let me begin with you.
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do you think the fbi or cia knew enough to have helped prevent this tragedy? >> well, i'm gladz to be with u this afternoon. here's my perspective on it. as a backdrop of someone who's been on the homeland security committee and since the dust was gathering after the aftermath and previous tragedy of 9/11 and the whole idea of the homeland security department was to be a preventer of those kinds of tragedies, hoping again. we're not 100%. there is work it acknowledge after the tragedy occurred, the key element missing in 9/11 was connecting the dots, communications continuing to review documentation. and in this instance, after suspect number one went to russia in 2012, i believe that there should have been a ramping up. yes, there are many leads that the fbi get, many leads, i
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understand that and certainly communications with the cia are probably constant. but the whole idea is that we establish joint terrorism centers, fusion centers. those are regionalized. they deal with communication. they deal with transfer of intelligence and communication between law enforcement. i think the hearing next week must ask the question why wasn't this particular older brother suspect number one under surveillance? what kept us from connecting the dots? that's a very important question, because our duty is to intervene and do as much as we can to thwart future potential acts of terrorism in the homeland. >> do you see parallels that dots before 9/11 and it seems as though there may be a disconnect of the dots just prior to this bombing at the boston marathon? do you see parallels? if so, how is it that similar
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mistakes can be made? >> well, i do see at least preliminarily some parallels. and it seems that similar mistakes can be made because the world is a big place and there are a lot of folks in it and it's hard for the fbi, the cia or any of these agencies to pin down one particular individual. that having been said, homeland security was designed and set up strictly so we didn't have the stove piping of information. it concerns every american greatly that this person was allegedly as we understand it now, on several or at least one watch list. we hear that the russians reached out to agencies, one of our agencies. >> sorry to interrupt. what would the question be next week as hearings get under way? what is it you want to know to rectify the problem or underscore where the gaps are? >> well, i want to know, kind of the linkage between the differenting as, how does the
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reporting happen? we don't necessarily look at individual fbi agents or cia agents. they're working with the system we've given them. have we given them the correct system? can we draw that thread between agencies where we get a report to one, does it make it to the other? and what does that surveillance mean, why does it end? does it ever start back up again. we understand this guy began posting on facebook and led us right into this thing yet we did nothing about it when it was right in front of us. that's concerning to americans. >> congresswoman, how do you keep this issue from becoming a partisan one? >> first of all, i think all of us will start the hearing, including our chairman and ranking member with a major applause for all of the law enforcement agents, both federal, state and local, and we will have some of that leadership from massachusetts in front of us and i will, myself, personally applaud and congratulation them. i think that will be a unified voice.
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however, i think it is also important that we have a unified calm questioning that raises these questions. i say this again, after 9/11 we established centers such as fusion center. that center is supposed to provide intelligence products and provide a means of communication between federal, state and local. joint terrorism centers in our regions, they meet with all of the principle agencies in the particular area. that means that although we cannot be -- expect 100% or 1,000% of every surveillance, in this instance, i think there were enough red flags that we must ask the question, what was the tracking of suspect number one? why did there seem to be a gap in the tracking? and particularly after the visit in 2012. i'm going to be particularly interested in that because i think our role is, above all, to thwart, stop what might be a
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terrible heinous act. we have four dead and hundreds injured. and i simply cannot be comfortable with not knowing how we can help our law enforcement. what can we do nor? in sequestration right new, make sure we have the resources they need. they should be answered in a bipartisan manner. if they say more resources were necessary, could be necessary going forward, we are having these challenges, that by the way include a domestic self-radicalization which we've talked about. i just don't want to label groups of people to say it's one religion or another. we know people have that capacity. those are the hard questions that have to be asked. i'm in the business of preventing this. i'm in the business of making sure that both the department remains relevant, which it is and all those hard-working people and of course the committee's oversight is
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relevant to the american people. that's our task. >> congressman perry, you have ten s ten seconds to punctuate this. >> i have a bill, i'm working with a member to get to the end of benghazi. we both have to be willing to answer the tough questions and it's not about being confrontational. we need to get the answers and we have a limited time to do that. you have to be ready to answer the questions and not filibuster, get to the opponent american people want to know. >> congressman scott perry, sheila jackson lee, thanks to both of you for joining us. appreciate it. >> thank you. the jodi arias trial almost over. the defense has presented its closing arguments as has the prosecution. now the case is in the hands of the jurors. all that, straight ahead. ♪ beep beep what?a score alert ♪if you set your phone to vibrate ♪ ♪ then it might alert your button flies all the ♪
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closing arguments in the jodi arias trial are over. the prosecutor is trying to say she's a liar and the defense says she killed in self-defense. ted roland has details. >> reporter: jodi arias sat and watched as both sides argued over how they believe she killed her exboyfriend, travis alexander. >> absolutely without a shadow of a doubt she's a liar. >> reporter: prosecutor juan martinez told jurors that arias planned alexander's 2008 murder driving from northern california to arizona armed with a knife and a stolen gun. he says after having sex with alexander she attacked him when his guard was down, while he was posing for these photos in the shower. >> she knew. she absolutely knew and had already planned it. she knew. she was going to kill him. >> reporter: family members of
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travis alexander broke down while martinez showed crime scene photos showing the brutality of the killing in which alexander was shot in the head and stabbed nearly 30 times. >> he was killed in three different ways. a stab wound to the heart would have killed him. the obvious thing, the slitting of the throat would have killed him and the shot to the face would have killed him. >> reporter: martinez warned jurors not to believe a word of what jodi arias told them during her 18 days on the witness stand when she claimed that she killed alexander in self-defense. and can't remember the details because of ptsd. >> why is it that you have no memory of stabbing travis? >> i can't really explain why my mind did what it did. >> she's acting the part. and she's lying. she's making it all up. she has lied to everybody. it doesn't make any sense. >> none of it makes any sense as
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it relates to premeditation. >> reporter: defense lawyer nurmi argued that the idea that jodi arias went to see alexander to kill him doesn't make any sense, saying if she planned to kill him she would have done it right away when she got there instead of spending the day with him having sex and taking photos. >> she could have just shot him right there if that was her plan. she didn't. doesn't make any sense that this is a premeditated murder. >> reporter: nurmi also attacked the victim, travis alexander, saying not only abused arias but was a pedophile. he played a portion of a phone sex tape when alexander compares arias to a 12-year-old girl. >> who says that? you cannot write that off to the heat of the moment. that is sick. and that is wrong. you can't put any spin on that. >> reporter: combined both sides argued for more than seven hours, prosecutor juan martinez had the last word.
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>> in this case, travis victor alexander was slaughtered by this woman. slashed his throat. she stabbed him in the heart and then she shot him in the face and all of that, thinking about it in advance. thank you. >> reporter: ted roland, cnn, phoenix, arizona. >> for more on the jodi arias trial, don't it the miss the anderson cooper special, "sexes, lies & audio tape." that's tonight at 8:00 eastern. and more on how dzhokhar tsarnaev d-- tamerlan tsarnaev died.
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welcome back. i'm fredricka whitfield. this is what we're following here in the newsroom. firefighters battling a huge wildfire could get a break today. wons that have been up whenning up those flames are dying down. and crews have contained at least 30% of the fire. but at least 4,000 homes are still being threatened by the fire. many families have evacuated. in pennsylvania, fbi is now assisting investigation into the death of a pittsburgh doctor. local authorities think autumn klein died from cyanide poisoning. the district attorney's office says klein's death is being investigated as a potential homicide or suicide. we'll have more on this story in the 3:00 p.m. eastern hour of the "cnn newsroom."
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now the latest on the boston bombing investigation. the death certificate for suspect tamerlan tsarnaev says he died of gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to the head and torso. that's according to the owner of the funeral home where dzhokhar tsarnaev's body is being held. and today's kentucky derby is the first big public sporting event since the attacks in boston. and polls show we're feeling less safe than we did before the bombings. cnn's political editor, paul steinhauser explains. >> reporter: our cnn time orc poll suggests more people are worried about terrorism now than before the boston bombings. four in ten say they are concerned someone in their family will become a victim of terrorism, that's a slight edging up of six percentage points from the last time we asked, back in 2011. but the survey indicates that's not stopping most of you from attending events like the boston marathon.
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27% say they are less likely to go to such an event because of threats of terrorism. four in ten say they're willing to give up civil liberties to combat terrorists. the biggest concerns are government eavesdropping and the government reading your e-mails. bryant's mom wants to sell some of the memorabilia he left at home after going to the pros. kobe is fighting back saying she doesn't have that right. cocaine was seen washing ashore at a florida beach. police found packages of the drugs across 40 miles of the coastline from crescent beach to south point verda. in california, take a look at what a man found sitting behind the wheel of his own pickup truck in his driveway.
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guitarist jeff hahnemann what may have killed him. the banned said he died of liver failure but an earlier statement noted that hahnemann had been in bad shape since getting a spider bite last year. a medical professional contacted cnn saying that spider bites do not typically result in organ failure. but again, still unclear. the cdc reports food and skin allergies in children are becoming more common these days, in fact, they've been rising steadily for more than a decade now. scientists don't don't know why. here are the facts. 1 in every 20 children will develop a food allergy, 1 in every 8 a skin allergy. we have a truly amazing story of survival and spirit. a woman whose face was destroyed by her ex-husband six years ago now has a new face and a new life. three months after her surgery carmen turlington spoke to
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reporters about her full face transplant. >> there is a lot to learn and take from horrific events that happen. i want others to know that they need not give up on healing themselves when tragedy strikes. but instead, they can make a choice to find the good and allow that to help them heal. >> senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen visited tarleton and her new boyfriend. >> reporter: she loved her husband but when their marriage fell apart, he attacked her, dousing her with industrial-streng industrial-strength. more than 50 surgeries saved her life but doctors couldn't erase the scars. >> you're the head of a major
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burn unit. have you ever seen a burn injury like this? >> never. never seen anything like this. >> reporter: doctors in boston came up with an idea. how about taking a face from a woman who died and giving it to carmen? in a 15-hour surgery, doctors replaced her skin, muscles, tendons and nerves from those of the donor. for the first time, carmen is revealing her new face three months after her surgery. >> how does it feel from going to having this horribly scarred face to having a face without scars? >> it's -- well, i'm thrilled. i'm thrilled with what i've got. >> she doesn't have a new face, she also has a new man in her life. ♪ her piano teacher, sheldon stein. >> you walked in for a piano lesson. >> right. >> and you got -- >> i got the love of my life. how lucky was that. >> sheldon fell in love with
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carmen a few weeks before she got her new face. >> what about sheldon touched your heart. >> that he was able to see me through my scars at the time. >> i'll be honest with you, a lot of men couldn't handle all this. >> oh, i definitely know that. >> but sheldon. >> sheldon's different. >> sheldon when you look at carmen, what do you see? >> i see an incredible woman. i see a woman with a lot of strength, inner beauty and outer beauty. >> reporter: right now carmen doesn't have much control over her face. can you smile? that's great. >> yes. >> a little bit. yes. >> reporter: doctors tell her it will keep getting better and better. >> he kisses me. i can't pucker and feel yet. but i am looking forward to that day. because i know that day will come. >> reporter: elizabeth cohen, cnn, vermont. >> wow. extraordinary. and inspiring.
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it. within you make a purchase online or sign up for service online, you likely provide a whole lot of personal information. right? do you ever worry about where that information might end up? there's a new report out that gives you the inside scoop on how well certain websites protect your data. cnn money tech correspondent lori siegel joins me now. what does this watchdog group look at to determine how your information is protected? or not. >> reporter: or not. that's the big question. they're called the electronic frontier foundation and they promise this report called whose got your back. they asked 18 companies, facebook, google, yahoo! six things. do you require a warn the for con ten? that's something they ask these companies. do you tell users about government data requests? if twitter wanted information are you transparent with the user and are you publishing
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transparency reports. this is a big thing. they put out these reports that say, hey, the government wanted information and we gave it to people. they make that information public. they ask these companies are they publishing law enforcement guidelines and the next two kind of go hand in hand. are they putting their money where their mouth is, are they going to fight for those rights in congress? they asked all of these companies these questions. they went and found out information on their own. depending on whether or not they said yes, they got the gold star and could get awarded up to six stars, fredericka. >> what did they find? >> eventually some of the companies have our backs more than other ones. i'll start with the most trustworthy would be twitter. i was shocked by this. twitteren is as old as some of the other companies. twitter got six stars. >> the newest of those companies. >> twitter is doing a good job. they answered yes on the questions. google got five stars. they lost a star because they
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don't tell users about the government data request. facebook, i'm not giving them an a-plus but they did better than some of the other sites. they don't tell users like google about the data requests or publish transparency reports. they are doing better than the other ones. myspace got two stars. the ones to note, apple and yahoo! think about how much we use apple. essentially they got one star and then at the bottom if you look is ver izon. they got zero stars. >> you have to lock at this information, this watchdog report, is it going to affect change? they warrant this to be transparent. the companies do better year after year. >> now we have this information. what can people do to be pro-active, protect information online. >> i always say, know what you're putting online. sometimes we don't understand the digital imprint we leave.
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it's so important for people to know when you sign up for twitter and facebook, that it can get into the hands of the government, i think trust yourself, don't trust other companies. i think you just need to be educated and now what you're putting online, fredericka. >> good advice. thanks so much. laurie segall, thank you. >> thank you. go to cnn.com/tech and click on the gaming and gadgets tab for more information on that report. two of the funniest and most brilliant chefs in canada take us on a tour of their country by rail. watch "anthony bourdain: parts unknown" right here on cnn, tomorrow night, 9:00. she's been declared dead for 11 years but now she's been found alive. the reception what her family and children not quite what she may have expected. what's next? girl vo: i'm pretty conservative.
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a woman who was lost, given up for dead is suddenly found. brenda heist disappeared from her home in pennsylvania 11 years ago. but she suddenly reappeared in florida, looking very different from the last time her husband and two children saw her. >> reporter: this is what brenda heist looked like when she mysteriously disappeared in 2002. a pennsylvania mother of two with a steady job. from the outside looking in, everything seemed normal enough. but things were about to get, well, strange. brenda heist was about to walk out on her life, just simply vanish. this is brenda heist today, 11 years later, after she resurfaced suddenly, completely without warning. her family thought she was dead. she was, in fact, declared
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legally dead. so how did this person transform so dramatically to this? it started in february 2002. brenda and her husband lee were preparing to divorce, and she was upset about how she was going to make ends meet. sitting in a park crying, brenda heist was approached by some people who invited her to go on a trip. on a whim, she accepted and ended up hitchhiking to south florida, where it's believed she spent the last 11 years. for much of that time, she lived with a man in a camper and worked odd jobs. but for the rest of her time in florida, she was homeless, living under bridges, eating restaurant food. >> she said she thought of her family and her children every day and her parents. however, she never acted on that and never made my phone calls, not one. she was pretty much at the end of her rope down there, living
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on the sheets. i think she just has had it. her health wasn't good. and she was just tired of running. >> her husband is remarried. this picture shows lee heist and his new wife. along with the two children that he and brenda heist had together, now all grown up. lee heist told us on the phone about how stunned he was when he found out brenda was alive. >> we felt that perhaps she had been carjacked because of where the car was found. we never knew for sure. i really did think that she had died, and unfortunately probably not in a very pleasant way. this was a terrific shock to us. >> lee heist had been questioned about police by the disappearance and he wrongly lived under the shadow of suspicion for a long time. >> there were people in the neighborhood who would not allow their children to play with my children because of what they perceived i might be. >> the heists' daughter is now
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in college. the older son is a college graduate, seeking work in the law enforcement field. as far as charges against brenda heist, it appears there won't be any. police say there's nothing illegal about walking away from your family. i'm gary tuckman, cnn, atlanta. >> brenda heist's family members are speaking out, as you saw, in that piece. her daughter talked with piers morgan again, this time about her feelings. >> i think when i was 8, i didn't really know what to feel. i thought she would come home because that year i made her a mother's day card. so obviously i thought in the back of my mind she was coming back. and now, i mean, now i have a lot of different emotions. i'm mad. >> i mean, do you want to see her? >> as of right now, i don't. i don't think deserves to see me. so i don't really have any plans
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on going to see her. >> one of your tweets said you hope that she rots in hell, and i can understand why you feel so angry, but do you think your anger may calm enough to be more rational about this, or do you really think that it's just beyond any redemption or apology? >> i hope to eventually forgive her one day for myself, not for her, but i eventually hope to forgive her and move on with my life. >> no. at this point, i don't see where it would do any good for either of us to see her again. i think that letting it go where it is -- now, the kids are different, but as far as me, i don't think so. >> all right. it's now illegal in colorado to grow your own marijuana. and that's creating a boom for
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today on how tamerlan tsarnaev died. he died of blunt trauma to the head and torso, according to the owner of the funeral home. and investigators are finding more evidence in that case. explosive residue has been found at tamerlan's home in cambridge, massachusetts. churchill downs racetrack is stepping up security for today's running of the kentucky derby. everything from coolers and backpacks to large purses and laser pointers all banned. and the track is asking people to report anything that looks suspicious, and so far it's still a little driz drizzly the but as we understand, the race is still scheduled go on as planned. just want to give out a big thanks to my new friends at lane college in jackson, tennessee. they invited me to help celebrate commencement for the
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class of 2013, and in so doing, i was really taken great care of by my new friend richard dannell and bobby cunningham. they showed me the best barbecue in memphis. and i got honored with an honorary doctorate. so call me doctor from this point on. thanks to you, lane college. and thanks so much for you for joining us in the newsroom. i'll be back an hour from now. 3:00 eastern time. "your money" with christine romans starts right now. children kicked out of head start, fewer meals for low income seniors, smaller benefit checks for jobless american. the most vulnerable in america are crying out over washington's forced budget cuts. is anyone listening? the pain of forced budget cuts, known as the sequester. it is taking hold for some americans. call it a case of selective sequester around the country. head start programs are cutting slots for low-income children in the fall. the national head start association gave us a few examples. this kentucky, one